What grass should I grow for my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BuffOrpington22, May 30, 2011.

  1. BuffOrpington22

    BuffOrpington22 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I need some advice here about grass. I want to grow some grass for my chickens to graze but I don't know what is safe for them to scratch around and eat. So please any info will help at this point. I want to get started as soon as possible.
     
  2. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't grow anything yet- but I know people who grow wheat grass and flax grass for their chickens.
     
  3. BuffOrpington22

    BuffOrpington22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks I need to look that up soon that way I can grow some. Thank you for you for your advice very appreciated...
     
  4. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your very welcome!
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    My geese and ducks like oat plants. The blade is wide and juicy and easy to break into bits.

    They won't touch cheat grass (not that anyone would deliberately plant that stuff). Any pasture grass would be good. I plant orchard grass because it has a good protein content.
     

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